Beauty and the Basque 1
Beauty and the Basque is a collection of 3 images. (1, 2, 3) In collaboration Zahira created the hard leather basque and decorated it with a Koi Carp design across it. Koi Carp is the sign of strength in Japan. The project was full of contrasts; hard leather – soft skin, masculine design – feminine shape.
The design was continued onto the skin as if tattoo’d. I shot the work closely to enhance curves and intrigue. They look stunning individually and most definitely are their most effective as a collection.